Originally Posted by westofyou
Braves fans have always stayed away too, carpet bagger town is most likely to blame, that and the brutal commute from north of the city downtown.
Well, in fairness, I think that a large part of Atlanta's problem is that it's such a transient city and so many people reside there who didn't grow up in the area that there isn't a lot of local affinity for the sports teams.
Nonetheless, I disagree with the commute. Thing is, having lived in Marietta and making said commute, going southbound in the evening is actually an easy drive on 75, 85 and 400, especially after 6 PM. If you're going to a baseball game from Cobb or Gwinnett counties on a Tuesday night, the drive is usually a breeze to downtown. Going northbound from downtown at rush hour is the killer.